The following ran today in The Daily Beast:
Williams has never run for office, but another candidate, Joyce Johnson, a Seagram’s executive turned Democratic activist, ran against Rangel in 2010, when The New York Times editorial board endorsed her over Rangel.
“The face of change is results and we simply have not seen any of that,” Johnson told The Daily Beast. “The people will decide, and what I hear on the street from people who have been there for [Rangel] and supported him for 40 years now say it’s time to go.”
Although Espaillat stands to gain from the majority Latino population in the district, Johnson says there’s another group that matters more.
“The majority of voters in this district are women, many single heads of household. It is the most overlooked fact. Guess who I am?” she said. “I am a woman and a voice that should be heard.”